Ballet Hispanico

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  No upcoming auditions at this time.


  Seeking a Director of Development and Front Desk Receptionist.


  All positions are filled at this time.


  Seeking Teaching Artists.


  See available internships.

Director of Development

Ballet Hispanico seeks an experienced Director of Development. The Director of Development leads Ballet Hispanico’s fund-raising efforts and, in addition to the Executive Director, works closely with the Artistic Director, the Chair of the Board of Directors and several committees of the board to achieve the organization’s contributed income goals.
Ballet Hispanico’s Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing a plan to achieve all annual fundraising goals in support of the organization’s $5.4M annual budget. This includes: securing renewed and new funding in the areas of individual, institutional and government support; identifying, prioritizing and developing strategies for new opportunities; and planning and implementing special events.
In collaboration with the Director of Marketing & Communcations, the Director of Development will develop an external communications strategy that increases awareness and understanding of Ballet Hispanico’s mission and services to the community, institutions and the media.
About Ballet Hispanico:
Founded in 1970 by Tina Ramírez, Ballet Hispanico explores, preserves, and celebrates Latino cultures through dance.  The organization’s programs include the professional Company, the School of Dance and Education & Outreach programs. Additionally:
This is an especially exciting time for Ballet Hispanico: The Company’s 2014 season concludes with over 40 weeks of highly acclaimed national and international touring; special contributions totaling $4.2M have been received in the last two years for operating and capital gifts; and a major façade and first floor renovation is scheduled for this summer. 
Specific Duties (Include, but are not limited to):
·         Create and implement an innovative development strategy that engages all of the organization’s resources, especially the Board of Directors and the executive/artistic leadership team and that consistently retains and secures new revenue for the organization.
·         Lead the individual giving program by cultivating relationships with existing donors as well as researching and recruiting new individual donors, especially “major” donors.
·         Oversee the institutional funding program and identify new and prospective foundation and public funders.
·         Oversee planning and execution of fundraising and special events including the annual gala, the New York City performance season and smaller events throughout the year.
·         Promote and solicit corporate sponsorship for Company activities, special events and program development initiatives undertaken by the organization.  Develop sponsorship marketing materials in collaboration with the Director of Marketing & Communications.
·         In consultation with the Board Chair and Executive Director, set well-researched and achievable goals and benchmarks.
·         Prepare and monitor fundraising department’s budget along with budgets that accompany grant proposals.
·         Oversee and/or execute all fundraising proposals and donor relation activities including database management, acknowledgement letters, reports, etc.
·         Assist the Director of Marketing & Communications in the development and delivery of an external communications strategy that increases awareness and understanding of Ballet Hispanico’s mission and services to the community.
·         Represent Ballet Hispanico at performances, showings and industry events.
Work Schedule/Salary
This position is scheduled Monday through Friday, though some evening and possibly weekend hours will be required during performance and events seasons. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Ballet Hispanico provides an excellent benefits package, including individual medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance and a 403B plan.
·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, required. Master’s degree preferred;
·         Minimum of 7 years of non-profit fundraising experience, and 3 in leadership roles, with knowledge of and expertise in principles of philanthropy and fundraising;
·         A proven track record securing institutional gifts and corporate sponsorships;
·         Significant individual and major gift fundraising experience;
·         A demonstrated ability to think creatively and bring fresh ideas and approaches to fundraising initiatives;
·         Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with an ability to be an effective public speaker.  Knowledge of Spanish is desirable, though not required;
·         Experience forecasting, managing and reporting on fiscal budgets;
·         Excellent planning and organizational skills;
·         Excellent supervisory skills with experience in managing staff and working collaboratively with colleagues throughout the organization;
·         Experience with special event planning and coordination;
·         An arts-related background;
·         Familiarity with New York’s arts philanthropic community;
·         A self-starter who is capable of juggling multiple projects across varying time frames;
·         A commitment to Ballet Hispanico’s mission.
How to Apply
To apply, please send your resume to Fredrick Pandian, Director of Finance & Administration at No phone calls, please.

Job description can also be downloaded here.


Part-Time Front Desk Receptionist

The Part Time Front Desk Receptionist ensures that everyone entering Ballet Hispanico’s building is greeted in a professional and courteous manner. As the first person visitors encounter, the Front Desk Receptionist embodies Ballet Hispanico’s spirit of inclusion, community and service. In addition to these roles, the Front Desk Receptionist provides clerical support to the Director of the School of Dance and provides some administrative and security functions, described in further detail, below.

1. Permit entrance of guests, employees and others when the front doors are locked. (Use electronic entry system.)
2. Receive and announce guests to staff and provide directions to offices or studios.
3. Route phone calls to appropriate staff member or department.
4. Ensure that front lobby is safe and maintained in a neat an orderly manner.
5. Maintain record of staff, guests, vendors and contractors entering and leaving the building.
6. Receive and facilitate distribution of mail and packages.
7. Provide occasional administrative support to the Director of the School of Dance, including scheduling appointments, preparing documents and maintaining correspondence.
8. Provide occasional administrative support to the School of Dance office, as requested. Tasks may include registration, accepting payment, billing and accounts receivables.
9. Be aware of and participate in any emergency evacuation procedures.

• High school diploma and some college, preferred.
• Good telephone and verbal communication skills.
• Customer-focused disposition.
• Interest in and knowledge of performing arts helpful.
• Ability to maintain positive, cooperative, calm, professional and collaborative interaction with everyone.
• Some computer knowledge required, especially for email, calendars and contacts.
• Spanish (written and verbal) extremely desirable.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, please send your resume to Miscandy Corporan, Associate School Administrator at No phone calls, please.


Education & Outreach Teaching Artists

Ballet Hispanico is currently accepting teaching artist applications for part-time work in our Education & Outreach program.

We offer a series of dance education residency activities that serve students, educators, dance audiences, parents and the general public. At Ballet Hispanico we share a unique blend of dance and learning about the Hispanic and Latino Diaspora. Our programs support student achievement in the classroom and inspiring a passion for learning and discovery that will last a lifetime.

We invite applications from Teaching artists who specialize in: Afro-Caribbean, Creative Movement, Folkloric Dances from the Americas, Latin Partner Dances, Modern Dance (Choreography and Repertory Work), Dances from Spain/Flamenco, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Latin Jazz and Dance Composition, Improvisation, Technique, Partnering. We welcome submissions related to other dance forms of the Americas not listed here.

Ballet Hispanico Teaching artists possess:
  • experience teaching in k-12 urban school settings and communities of teachers, parents and neighborhood centers
  • a passion for working in schools with children who may have never danced before
  • an educational background that supports sequential, scaffolded teaching that is fun and organized
  • strong, engaging and positive classroom management and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to create fun lessons that take complicated steps and make them accessible to children in an easy to understand, child-friendly structured manner
  • knowledge about Ballet Hispanico’s history and awareness of social and historical influence of Hispanic and Latino culture on the dance form they teach
  • a demonstrated ability to plan lessons and an entire residency including the integration of the art form into classroom curriculum
  • a demeanor that reflects warmth, openness, enthusiasm, willingness to grow and work as part of a team.
  • excellent administrative skills related to deadlines, email responsiveness, flexibility and professionalism

Please send cover letter, resumes, and sample residency outline to:

Internships and Volunteers


Ballet Hispanico offers a comprehensive, full-time and part-time internship program. Interns experience professional and educational mentorship in the areas of Arts Administration, Marketing, Production and Education. If you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, recent college graduate or an early-career professional, you could be part of this fantastic program! (see descriptions below).


  • Invitations to BH events, rehearsals, and performances
  • Exposure to the workings of all departments
  • Attendance at departmental and full staff meetings
  • Network with staff and professionals in the field
  • Gain experience that will increase value to prospective employers
  • Build a resume and references


A complete application consisting of the following:
  • A cover letter describing of your career path and how it relates to being an intern at Ballet Hispanico. Please also include which internship(s) you are applying for
  • A resume including administrative and relevant experience


All material should be addressed to BH Internship Program.
Please submit your application only once by one of the means below:

Ballet Hispanico Internship Program:
167 W. 89th St., New York, NY 10024;
Fax: (212) 362-3081

Please, no duplicate submissions and no phone calls.


Once we have received your application, our office will be in touch to confirm receipt of your materials, and/or set-up an interview.


  • Fall (September-December): July 31st
  • Spring (February-June): November 30th
  • Summer (June-August): March 30th

Internships Available



Gain insight into the details of this type of work by researching and creating tour packs, assisting in the drafting of dancer contracts, helping to coordinate tour travel needs, and researching licensing for music rights. Supervised by the Company Manager, interns will have an opportunity to experience the full process, from inception, to rehearsal, pre-production, to performance, of a professional company. They will interact with the Production team, Rehearsal Director and support the efforts of the Artistic Director. Attention to detail is essential, as is an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 15-20 hours per week. SPRING


Interns work with the Education Staff in administering residencies, student performances, Performances for Young People, professional development workshops, and family workshops. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, gathering resources and information that supports the development of education materials for educators and teaching artists; and assisting teaching artists during workshops. In addition, interns will have opportunities to observe our seasoned teaching artists in action. 10-20 hours per week. SPRING, SUMMER


Assist Technical Director, who handles all technical aspects of Ballet Hispanico productions with the School, Company and Education & Outreach, including benefits, special events, and workshops. Interns also assist in providing administrative support to the production department (Stage Manager and Wardrobe Supervisor). Full-time SUMMER ONLY


Interns work closely with the Wardrobe Supervisor, the dance company, school personnel, and teaching artists. Responsibilities would include taking measurements, costume maintenance, performance dressing & quick changes. Interns will have the opportunity to work with productions staff for performances in May and June. Sewing Skills a must! SPRING, SUMMER


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